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About Regal Petticoat® Maple Tree

Origin & Hardiness

Discovered in Eastern Canada in July 2002 and selected from a group of 6 random seedlings, rigorous testing of Regal Petticoat® Maple is an ongoing practice to verify its’ hardiness, soil adaptability, disease (Rhytisma acerinum fungus for example), pest susceptibility, salt and drought tolerance.

The species pseudoplatanus is noted for its tolerance of wind, urban pollution and salt spray, which makes it a popular tree for planting in cities, along roads treated with salt in winter, and in coastal localities. It is cultivated and widely naturalised north of its native range in northern Europe, notably in the British Isles and Scandinavia north to Tromso, Norway Reykjavik, Iceland; and Torshavn on the Faroe Islands. It now occurs throughout the British Isles, having been introduced in the 17th century.

In North America, escapes from cultivation are most common in New England, New York City and the Pacific Northwest. It is planted in many temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere, most commonly in New Zealand and on the Falkland Islands.


Production Facilities

Production facilities for Regal Petticoat® Maple are currently located in Oregon USA, and Ontario Canada with further production being established in Central and Eastern United States as well as Eastern and Western Canada to ensure an abundant supply to the market place!

With our production partners we are also producing a larger caliper commercial grade tree as well as a smaller cash and carry grade. Because of Regal Petticoat® Maple's growth habit we will also consider a multi stemmed form to be used as screening and wind breaks.

Maple Tree Production

The Patent

Regal Petticoat® Maple Tree Patent

Intellectual Property

The patent number is: USPP 17537 P3

Trademarks: Tunpetti Corp, Regal Petticoat

Plant Breeder's Rights: Canada

Regal Petticoat® Maple is the first maple variety to have its DNA sequenced to provide its own unique DNA fingerprint. Test and Fingerprint created at Vineland Research Station, Vineland, Ontario, Canada.For fouther information please contact Tunpetti Corp. This data validates the uniqueness of Regal Petticoat® Maple further supports the patent, plant breeders rights, and


Superior Leaf Colouration

An exciting improvement over Acer Pseudoplatanus Spaethii this cultivar discovered in eastern Canada in 2002 has shown superior leaf colouration in spring, summer (dark glossy green with a deep velvety purple underside), and an incredible fall colour : leaves turning aspen yellow on top and bright magenta pink on the underside accented with with reds, oranges, and salmons. Great for urban and commercial settings this salt tolerant variety matures to a beautiful specimen that provides the landscape with a tree of superior disease resistance.

Maple Tree Colours

Commercial Uses

Regal Petticoat® Maple Tree

Acer Pseudoplatanus

Acer Pseudoplatanus varieties are planted for timber production; the wood is white with a silky lustre, and hard-wearing, used for musical instrument making, furniture, wood flooring and parquetry. Occasional trees produce wood with a wavy grain, greatly increasing the value for decorative veneers.

The wood is a medium weight for a hardwood, weighing 630 kg per cubic metre. It is a traditional wood for use in making the backs, necks and scrolls of violins. The wood is often marketed as rippled sycamore. Its uses are mainly indoor due to its perishability when in contact with soil. The flowers of acer pseudoplatanus produce abundant nectar, which makes a fragrant, delicately flavoured and pale-coloured honey.

The flowers of acer pseudoplatanus produce abundant nectar, which makes a fragrant, delicately flavoured and pale-coloured honey. It is also used as a species for medium to large Bonsai, in many areas of Europe where some fine specimens can be found.

The Future

Regal Petticoat® Maple

As Regal Petticoat® Maple gains acceptance as a superior versatile cultivar market expansion will provide greater access to these beautiful trees. The list of quality vendors is increasing rapidly to facilitate Tunpetti Corp's production schedule. The future for Regal Petticoat® Maple will rival and exceed many of today's most popular tree cultivars!

The Future of Regal Petticoat® Maple Tree

What if...

  • The tree could withstand the effects of salt either spray or soil drench?

  • The tree has a high resistance to many of the common maple diseases such as Tar Spot Powdery Mildew and Fire Blight?

  • The tree heals rapidly from injury?

  • The tree matures quickly, yet is a hardwood with properties similar to Oak?

  • The tree would thrive in a wide range of soil conditions for example: chemistry, pH range, and soil structure?

  • The tree has a form complimentary to smaller lots, streetscapes as well as wide open spaces?

  • The tree has the physical properties to withstand ice and freezing rain conditions?

  • The Tree has an incredibly fibrous root system?

  • The tree is exceptionally unsavory to rodents such as mice and rabbits?

  • The tree has a long life expectancy (sycamore maples)?

  • The tree is amazingly drought tolerant?

  • The tree was discovered in North America in Canada?

Wouldn’t that be wonderful...

We present to you Regal Petticoat® Maple, an essential new addition to one of North America’s favorite tree species!